Definition of costmary
: an aromatic composite Eurasian herb (Chrysanthemum balsamita syn. Tanacetum balsamita) having leaves used as a potherb and in flavoring
Origin of costmary
Middle English costmarie, from coste costmary (from Old English cost, from Latin costum, from Greek kostos, a fragrant root) + Marie the Virgin Mary
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with costmary
baneberry, barberry, bayberry, bearberry, bilberry, blackberry, black cherry, blaeberry, blueberry, Bradbury, bunchberry, Burberry, canary, chokeberry, chokecherry, cloudberry, contrary, cowberry, cranberry, crowberry, deerberry, equerry, gooseberry, ground-cherry, hackberry, Hail Mary, inkberry, Juneberry, knobkerrie, library, mulberry, nondairy, pokeberry, primary, raspberry, rosemary, scalare, shadberry, snowberry, soapberry, strawberry, summary, sweet cherry, teaberry, tilbury, tooth fairy, twinberry, unwary, vagary, wheat berry, wolfberry, youngberry
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "costmary"
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